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Elevator's z acceleration

  1. Aug 18, 2009 #1
    Imagine that you are standing on a scale in an elevator and you find that your apparent weight as read by the scale is half your real weight. What is the elevator's z acceleration az relative to the ground? Express you answer as a multiple of g, and make sure that your value for az has the correct sign.
     
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  3. Aug 18, 2009 #2

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    Draw a free body diagram and write down Newton's Second Law. Go for it.
     
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